National Crafts Fair - RDS Dublin 4

 The big show of the Craft Year is here!

There are many big names at this show, and many that need to be taken note of too!

Thanks to Courtney Tyler Designs, stand A74
And will look forward to seeing Grainne Watts, Ceramics on stand B24 on the balcony!

Dates of the fair

Wednesday 5th December
10am-10pm
(10% courtesy discount available on
all purchases this day only)

Thursday 6th December      Friday 7th December
10am-10pm                                    10am-10pm

Saturday 8th December      Sunday 9th December
10am-7pm                                     10am-7pm

Admission
Adults 10 euro, OAP’s 7 euro
Group discounts offered for 10 or more. Available if booked prior to show. Please contact 01-6702186.

Re-Admission Pass
If you have not had enough time to browse through the whole Fair, and would like to return on another day, please visit the Organisers’ Office on your way out to claim a free re-admission pass.


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National Crafts Fair - Food Emporium!

For many interested in Crafts, this is the highlight of the year.

For the craft makers, this is the ultimate market place!

Having met so many artists and crafts people that are striving towards the RDS events I can only say, I wish you all well.

Knowing that there are 500 stalls, the volume of people that is needed in the door is great.

Thankfully this event is now catering for those that are interested in staying for a good few hours, and there is a food emporium….the Knitting and Stitching Show and Art Ireland were an absolute disgrace when it came to getting refreshments!
The reason you go early in the day is to spend the day at your leisure, looking for and at everything in the Fair. When you do need to refresh, take a break, it is vital that there is somewhere to take a load off and feel ready to enjoy the rest of the fair.

People have spent big money and very valuable time to have their goods on display. It is only right that the general public can enjoy it all and soak it up and not feel hassled and exhausted after an hour of shopping!

That’s my rant; this is definitely not the stall holders fault, and maybe this will be seen by the right people to realize, there is no show without an audience….the public need to be looked after!!!


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Christmas Craft Market - Skibbereen, Co Cork

In Skibbereen, there’s a Christmas Craft Market
running for the three weekends leading up to Christmas.
It’s open 7th,8th,9th - 14th, 15th, 16th and 21st, 22nd, 23rd December.
Fridays 4pm-8pm
Saturdays 11am-6pm
Sundays 1pm-6pm
Abbeystrewery Church Grounds, Skibbereen

link http://www.skibbereen.ie/winterwonderland/index.htm

Tables are available indoors as well as market huts outside
- you don’t have to be there every day - €50 per day -
contact Ivan McCutcheon or Kevin Santry @ West Cork Leader Co-Op 023 34035
Event is timed to coincide with Skibbereen’s annual Winter Wonderland event….


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Spaces available in Christmas Fairs

If you know who the organiser of a fair is, please email their details to me personally.

karen.noticeboard@gmail.com

I can then ask them if they are looking for anything in particular, there are still many people available to fill these places!


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Irish Art Awards 2007

The Irish Art Compendium had their first awards last night…..
what amazing talent!

Firstly let me congratulate John on holding a great event and what amazing prizes…

Overall winner got 10,000 Euro
The five runner up artists got 1,000 Euro each

Those that voted for the winner all got put into a hat and 10 voters got 500 Euro each!

What can I say but this was a fantastic competition for everyone involved.

The six pictures were on display before the winner was announced and I would definitely say what a job it would be to choose between them.
The pictures were so different, all brilliant in their own way, and the artists were only too delighted to stand while I got my photographer to capture them with their work…and all found it funny when I said I would be able to start selling copies of their work by lunch time today!
(why they thought that was funny, I don’t know!!!)

Well done to Bartosz Kolata with ‘McDonalds’, who was the lucky winner of 10,000 Euro!

Check out http://www.irishartcompendium.com/index.php to see all the entries!

All finalists will be doing a blog post for me once Christmas is over… and you can hear from the artists first hand about their work.


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Christmas Fair - Loughera, Galway

Christmas Craft Fair,

Temperance Hall,
Loughrea, Co. Galway

Date: Sunday 9th December,
Time: 11.00 - 6.00 p.m


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Stalls wanted for Fair in Laois

Stalls wanted for Christmas Fair

PE Hall of the local National School
Borris-In-Ossory, Co Laois.

Date: Sunday 2nd December.
Time: 12:30 to 18:00pm
Contact: Teresa Heffernan
Derrin Crafts
Mobile 087 268 2466
teresa@derrinconsulting.com


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Mount Merrion, Dublin - Christmas Fair 24thNov


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Marlay House, Rathfarnham - Christmas Fair 23-25 Nov

(Invitation only) Friday 23rd Nov 6pm – 9pm
Saturday 24th Nov & Sunday 25th Nov 10am – 5pm
Marlay House,
Marlay Park,
Grange Rd,
Rathfarnham, Dublin 16

Absolutely top quality crafts and wonderful Christmas Atmosphere!

Inside the door you will find the likes of…

• • Sonja Ewen – Beautiful Handmade Jewellery
• • Christabel O Loughlan – Mad Cow Designs
Bags, T-Shirts
• • Siobhan Campbell-Stained Glass Gifts
• • Ruzica Ruane – Handmade Glass Beads- jewellery
• • Herve DeWergifosse – Woodwork pieces
• • Clare Moran - This little light of mine.
Ceramics Castle Lamps
• • Sandra Richardson – Feltpix
Childrens framed felt pictures
• • Orla Murphy – Framed Etchings
• • Sheena Power- Baglady Designs
Handmade Cards
• • Liz Bo - Derrynine Candles

And many more excellent gifts!


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Botanic Gardens - Embroidery and Textiles Exhibition

Embroidery, Patchwork and Textiles

15 – 25th November 10am – 4pm

Threads of Beauty - Plant Fibre and Form -
an exhibition of skills and textiles in context.

The exhibition will be based on and inspired by nature,
flowers, plants and foliage, showing a range of
examples of modern and traditional work.

Free admission Gallery, Education and Visitor Centre

Presented jointly by the Dublin Branch of
The Embroiders Guild (Dublin Branch) and the “04 Textile” group.


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